Despite the snow a few days ago–and despite the fact that it can snow here for another 6 weeks or so–spring is doing its best to cheer us up.
The rose foliage is fairly far along for this time of year. Traditional planting for bare root roses–and pruning of traditional types–would be about the first week of April.
This is a crabapple leafing out. All the fruit from last season hasn’t even been consumed by returning migratory birds yet.
This is the bud of a dwarf Korean lilac. This usually blooms for me at the end of May. It seems as if it will be earlier this year.
Finally this is my weeping cherry. It normally blooms before the crabapple. This year, who knows? It is always gorgeous when it does bloom.
Spring clearly is trying to help keep our spirits up!
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What a different schedule. I wish our spring lasted a bit longer. The flowering crabapples are still going. Strangely, one of the best flowering cherries did not bloom, but is now foliating! I had never seen it do that before. I do not know why or how it did not bloom.
I remember that once you remarked to me that you had Summer and January (it was in response to my always lamenting our “Winter and July.)
It is a strangely different thing that our country can have so many growing zones–I know you remark that your own state has several within several hundred miles.
But I love seeing the shrubs you post. I am not sure that I have ever seen Sweet box in person, not even in Oklahoma. And the one from Monday I know I have never seen, even though I ahve been to California in March several times. Go figure.